2010 Riverside Ave.
Paso Robles, CA
Open Thurs. - Sun.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The crazy quilt (pictured) is featured at the show.
Crazy quilts were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They were called "crazy" because there was no set pattern--just pieces of cotton, silk and velvet pieced together
and then often embellished with ribbons and embroidery.
Crazy quilts were a means to use up left-over scraps from other sewing projects.
This quilt is in the Museum's collection and was made by
Mary Catherine Graves English. It was one of five crazy quilts she made for each of her children.
This quilt was made for her son Floyd English,
and it was donated to the Museum by his granddaughter, Martha English Staib.
Come and view this quilt and others at the Show
during the month of March on Thursdays
through Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00.
There is no admission charge for the Show,
but donations to the Museum are always appreciated.
The purpose of Pioneer Day in 1931
was to thank the area ranchers and farmers for their
business during the difficult years of the Depression.
Their produce helped to keep the local economy going.
The merchants closed their doors for the day and
invited the farmers and ranchers to come to town
and enjoy lunch in the park. The tradition has
continued with a free bean feed in the downtown city
park, following a parade on Spring Street that begins
at 10:00 a.m.
Some of the special activities that have taken place at
past Open House events . . . enjoying the music,
watching wool spinning and wheat weaving,
listening to small gasoline engines, practicing cowboy
skills --- roping a stationary target and branding
a block of wood, seeing the huge Jeanesville Pump
and viewing the tractors that were driven through the
Enjoy our skilled carving demonstrations every
2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Watch woodcarving by members of the
California Carvers Guild.
Visitors are welcome and informal instruction
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